Kavre, June 26
Four years after the deadly earthquakes struck the nation, National Reconstruction Authority has started retrofitting the houses of quake victims in Kavre.
NRA retrofitted a two-storey house that was partially damaged by the quake and handed it over to the owner Chhatra Bahadur Pariyar at Phalate Gaira of Namobuddha Municipality.
NRA Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyawali had inaugurated the retrofitting campaign around three months ago. NRA’s executive member Chandra Bahadur Shrestha had handed over the retrofitted house to Pariyar.
Local NGOs had retrofitted the house with financial support provided by The Department for International Development.
The Department for International Development had signed an agreement with National Reconstruction Authority to retrofit around 1,000 houses that were partially damaged by the earthquakes.
Shrestha said retrofitting was delayed as Nepali engineers took some time studying about retrofitting.
According to Shrestha, around 62,000 families had their partially-damaged houses retrofitted while retrofitting of 114 houses is under way.
Around 6,000 houses require retrofitting in Kavre.
A version of this article appears in print on June 27, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.